The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 19, 1954 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 19, 1954
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19,1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN Sooners Retain No. 1 Rating; Arkansas 7th Four New Members In Nation's Top 10 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oklahoma continued to ride out the storm of upsets and hold down its perch as the No. 1 college football team in the country today. The mighty Sooners, who tram pled Kansas 65-0 last week, polled 1,891 points in the Associated Press' weekly poll of sports writers and sportscasters. They captured 115 lirst-place votes of the 212 cast. The next three teams — Wisconsin, UCLA and Ohio State — also stayed in the same positions as a week ago. They all polled more than 1,000 votes on the basis of 10 for first, 9 for second and so on down the line. Wisconsin had 42 firsts and 1,732 points; UCLA. 23 first and 1,590 points; and Ohio State, 8 firsts, good for 1,381 points. Wisconsin and Ohio State collide at Columbus this week. Four Move Up The rest of the top 10, was well scrambled from a week ago. There are four new members— Arkansas, Minnesota, Army and West Virginia. All recorded upset victories, and now are Nos. 7, 8, 9, and 10, respectively. Purdue, Duke, Perm State and Navy all dropped out of the top 10 on the basis of defeats. Duke took the longest slide, from No. 6 to No. 19, as a result of its 28-14 | loss to Army. Conversely, the Cadets gained the most ground, going from No. 18 to No. 9. Notre Dame, still striving for national honors, jumped from eighth to sixth after whipping Michigan State 20-19, and Mississippi advanced from seventh to fifth as a result of its 34-7 victory over Tulane. The leading teams with first- place votes in parentheses: 1. Oklahoma (115) 1,891 2. Wisconsin (42) 1,732 3. UCLA (23) 1,590 4. Ohio State (8) 1,387 5. Mississippi (9) 903 8. Notre Dame 181 7. Arkansas (4) 706 8. Minnesota 658 9. Army 487 10. West Virginia (9) 350 SECOND 10: 11 .Colorado (2) 212 12. Alabama 156 13. Purdue 134 14. Virginia Tech 102 15. Georgia Tech 84 16. Miami Fla 79 17. Southern Cal 68 18. Florida 47 19. Duke 34 20. Texas Christian 25 Three Knockdown Rule Results in Rhubarb NEW YORK (AP) — Boxing's three knockdown rule which, except for championship bouts, automatically ends a bout after a fighter has hit the deck three times in one round appeared doomed today — at least in New York state. since he was not overruled by Christenberry. A similar situation took place in the Nino Vaides-Hurricane Jackson fight three months ago when referee Al Berl stopped it in the second round after Jackson went down for the third time. Jackson's corner claimed the third knockdown was a push. As for the fight itself, Dveyer was in command from the start and although Tiscareno was not hurt, he certainly was in for a going-over if he continued. He was up at two the first two knockdowns, although he look the mandatory eight-count. The loser did get In a couple of good blows to the head. Dreyer weighed 149'/2, Tiscareno 145%. Young Wins At Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, all was calm. Paddy Young out- pointed Jesse Turner, and both fighters were pleased with their performance. Young Is aiming for another shot at middleweight king Carl (Bobo) Olson. Turner, of all things, acknowledged that he was beaten, but added he thought he made a good fight of it. He did. Young weighed 165, Turner 158&. "The automatic three-knockdown rule must go," thundered Robert Christenberry, chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission, "knockouts must be left to the discretion of the referee. I believe it is difficult to differentiate between a knockdown and a half push." Christenberry found himself involved in a comic opera situation after last night's scheduled 10- round welterweight scrap at St. Nicholas Arena between Gerald Dreyer of South Africa and Ramon Tiscareno of Los Angeles. Dreyer was declared the winner on TKO when Tiscareno went down for the third time as the bell ended the first round. Referee Petey Scalzo gave Dre er the fight under the rule stopping a fight when one fighter Is knocked down three times in one round. Instead of leaving well enough alone, Scalzo glanced toward Chrlstenberry, who was »t ringside, for advice. Two Suspended The spectators Immediately began shouting their disapproval, so Scalzo went to Dreyer's corner and told manager Willie Ketchum and second Ted Bentbam. "I think you'll h»v« to oontinue." This set off Ketchum, who began screaming at Scalzo and racing around the ring looking for Christenberry. Meanwhile, Behtam had taken off Dreyer's right glove. For that he and Ketchumwore suspended and ordered to appear before Christenberry Friday. At that Chrlstenberry said he will also take up the 3-knockdown rul«. Scalzo then apparently decided he had acted correctly In the first place and ordered the fight stopped Touch Football League Formed A touch football league composed of four teams of high school hoys was formed at the Blytheville "Y" yesterday afternoon. Interested members met at the "Y" and selected four catpflins from their number, who in turn chopse their teams from the player "pool". Team captains are Kenneth Stanley, Dick Foster, Thomas Shelton and Don Coleman. Games will be played at 4:00 P.M. at Little Park and National Touch Football Rules will'be used. New players who wish to get into the league must register at the "Y" and be chosen at the next meeting of tht captains. Roberts Beats Ray Pirett in Wild Match Big Red Roberts proved a mite too tough for champion Ray Pirett last night as he walked off with a victory in the Texas tornado match that highlighted a three-way program at the Legion's Memorial Auditorium wrestling bouts. Roberts was awarded the decision when Pirett conceded victory after the seventh fall on the wild bout which almost developed into riot. This bout was the main one of a three-bout card. The capacity crowd got. an additional bout between Charlie Carr and Luke Hatfield which originally was booked as a substitute bout for the women's match when it appeared the women's match was going to have to be cancelled. However, a substitute of Miss Lee Chona LaClaire was lined up at the last minute so all three bouts were put on. In the women's match, Dolly Craig, who substituted for Miss LaClaire, defeated Penny Baker in two falls. Cflrr won his one-fall match with Hatfield in nine minutes with a HOW LONG< Since You Took an Insurance Inventory? Aspirin won't help the kind of headiche that Raymond Zachry's insurance would have prevented. Today, with trouble possible from so many directions H is fortunate that insurance can ilmml always blunt or block the effect* of trouble, A talk about what you do, where and how you live will reveal in how many ways Raymond Ztchry'f insurance will save money and headaches for you. Come tn. You'll get an old-Iashioned welcome at Raymond Zachry Iniuraoce Arency. RAYMOND ZACHRY 118 N. 2nd. Inturonei Agency Phone 3-8815 Saxton to Keep Date with Jail But He Says Ht'll Take Gavilan'j Title Along with Him PLEASANTVILLE, N. J. (fP)~ Johnny Saxton has a date to serve 15 days in jail, starting Thursday morning for traffic violations but he says lie's going to take something with him to keep him warm —Kid Gavilan's welterweight crown. "What you've got la do, you've got to , do," said the 24-year-old New Yorker. "I've got to pay that penalty in New York and got to get it over with." Hasn't Affected Him Asked whether the impending term affected him mentally, the strong, muscular youngster replied: "No. I've been training for four months for Gavilan. Those two postponements were annoying but I've set my mind on beating the Kid and nothing is going to stand in my way tomorrow night, in Convention Hall (Philadelphia), "I'm not underestimating Gavilan, either. A lot of people say he's slipping but that's not so. He's a great fighter. I'm confident though, I've got the strength and style to beat him." Finished Training Saxton finished his training yesterday with some light exercises. He weighed a shade under the 147 pounds he must make at noon tomorrow. Gavilan said he weighed 148 after he completed his training In his camp near Summit, N. J. The 28-year-old champion not only was "confident of victory but said, "I'm going to surprise the whole world." crab hold. In the main event, falls did not count and everything went, Roberts, trailing In falls 3-2, made Plr- ett concede when he banged his shoulder against the ring post. Pirett was unable to answer the betl for the eighth round and ordered the match conceded to Roberts. SOPHOMORE HELP — Although he hasn't seen loo much game action so far this year, Eddie Perry, sophomore reserve center, is one of the several Papoose graduates who have given considerable help to the Chicks' this year particularly in practices. Perry is third line center behind Danny Cobb and Jimmy Gee. (Courier News Photo) A&AA's Lunsford Likes Role of Iron Man' By LEO MARKS AP Newsfeiitiires STILLWATER, Okla. — Thanks'to increased depth on the Oklahoma A£M football squad this season, fullback Earl Lunsford has not been forced to play an "iron man" role so far — but he's ready. Earl, affectionately known as the Earl of Lunsford on a campus uhich already regards him as something of a legend, was frequently called on as a sophomore last year to go the lull GO minutes because of a shortage of cowhands. What makes this ISO-pound blonde hustler tick? Ask conch J. E. Whitworth. "HogKBil Determination" The coach says: "Lunsford has a dogged determination that's hard to bent. In fact he started conditioning himself » week before fall practice and told me he needed thai extra wrck to get, ready He thought lie was in pretty good shape l»-st season but a couple of times tfot, tired in the last two minutes ot the A Baseball Era Died with Sale Of Athletics by Mack Family (KDITOR'S NOTE — Thi» Is the first In a series of articles on the fabulous Mack Family and tho Philadelphia Athletioi.) By RALPH BKKNSTKIN* PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A baseball era died when the Philadelphia Athletics passed from control of the Mack family. The name of Mack meant as much to many baseball fans — young and old — as did that of any star of the game, Cornelius McGillicuddy, known the world over as Connie Mack, started the Athletics as an American League team in 1900, and for 50 years, until lie stepped down as team manager, the tall, straight-backed son of a bootmaker breathed life into his beloved club. From the time the grand old man gave up his managerial duties, the club rapidly went down hill financially. He remained as president, turning over the business operations to hid three sons Roy, Eitrle and Connie, Jr. Then young Connie stepped out, leaving Roy and Earle, Today only Roy remain* and he holds only a one- ninth interest following the reorganization 1 n which n syndicate of eight Phlladel- p h i a b usiness men took control in an effort to koep the A's in the Quaker City. The story of the Philadelphia Athletics necessarily Is the story of one man, Connie Mack. He was a builder of champions, ana a destroyer of them. He ruled almost single handedly over the rise, and finally the decline, of the Athletics, No Middle Ground There WHS almost no middle ground with the Mack-led Athletics, For the better part of their 54- year history they have been either champion or doormat. Philadelphia won nine American League pen- Connie Mick game. "This from a boy who ranked 12th nationally in Individual rushing during 1953." Lunsford is out to prove that his selection on alst year's All-Missouri Valley team was no fluke. Averaged 6 Yards In the Aggies' first four games this season he averaged six yards per plunge. He surprised everyone in the Texas Tech gtvmc by taking on the punting chores when Ken McCullough waa injured. Earl has nn average of 40 yards in the kicking department. But his effectiveness cannot be figured in mere yards. He also is a master in faking on keeper plays and a valuable defensive performer in the secondary. JAMES E. PEPPER Kentucky Straight Bourbon 6 years old 86 proof Whiskey drinkers sometimes rlon'l believe us when we My no chaser is needed with our James E. Pepper Straight Kentucky Bourbon. But ajter one taste they do! In 174 years of distilling fine whiskey, this if the mildest Bourbon whiskey we've ever botlled. Try it »traight... without « chaser. Or try it "on the rocb", in a cocktail or highball for the imoothe»t mixed drink you ever tasted. Born with the Republic (1st. 17BO) Still Ho. 1 in good taste. Makes mixed drinks smoother! ttMUCiCY STIAIGHT IOU51QN WHISKEY, i YEAfi OLD, U PROOF. JAMES t- & CO., LEXINGTON, mints tvnd live world championships. On the other hand, the A's finished in the second division 31, times, 18 in lust, place. The A's became a reality in 1901 when Ban Johnson decided to move his Independent minor league Into the big time. He chose Mack, a former Pittsburgh Pirates catcher find manager of the Milwaukee team, to take over the American League's battle against the National League in Philadelphia. The 38-year-old Mack brought 17 years of baseball experience lo his new job. He acquired one quarter of the original 500 shares for an estimated $10,000. The- balance o( the slock went to a wealthy Clovc- Ifind man, Charles Somers. Before the first season ended, Benjamin Shibc, n sporting goods manufacturer in Philadelphia, bought out Somers. As an inducement, Shlbe was promised the baseballs he manufactured would become the official league ball. The A's won their first pennant in 1002. M14 nest Itcmtvnhurcil The A's won the pennant and the world series in 11)05, 1910, 1911, 1913 and 1914. The year 1914. is best remem- bered in baseball as the year ol the miracle Braves. Boston trailed by 11 games on the Fourth of July, but cume on to win the National League pennant. The experts didn't concede the Braves a chance against Mack's proud Athletics in the series. But when the dust had settled over the 1014 world championship, the Braves had scalped th« A's lour games to none. Mack was so nettled and flabbergasted by tills humiliating defeat he startled the baseball world by breaking up his team. He started by selling Collins to Chicago for $50,000. In three years the entire team was gone at a total price ot $180,000. Mack hud started his game of boom and bust. Fights Lost Night Suit Lake City — Rex Lnyne, 206, Salt Hike City, outpointed Willie Buan, 218, Los Angeles, 10. Brooklyn Eastern Parkway—Paddy Young, 165. New York, outpoint- ed Jesse Turner, 158K, St. Louis, 10. New York St. Nicholas Arena— Gernld Dreyer, 1491'., South Africa, stopped Rnnion Tlscareno, HK't, Los Anficlcs, 1. 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